The Daily Acca: Germany's Dutch nightmare to continue

Holland manager - Ronald Koeman
Ronald Koeman is turning Holland back into an international powerhouse

It's more internationals for Paul Robinson today as his Daily Acca focuses on the Euro qualifiers. Here are his selections:

- Back Croatia @ 7/10
- Back Holland @ 13/10
- Back Northern Ireland @ 8/11

The Acca pays approximately 6/1

Croatia to prove too strong for Hungary

Bet 1: Back Croatia @ 7/10 - KO 17:00 GMT

The World Cup finalists began their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a win over Azerbaijan, but it was far from plain-sailing as they had to come from 1-0 down in Zagreb to win 2-1.

I am expecting a better display today in Hungary, as they possibly could have taken their previous opponents too lightly, something which they will have to learn from here.

The Hungarians lost 2-0 at Slovakia in their opener, and while prior to that they had been unbeaten in three - two wins and a draw - they took on Estonia twice and Finland at home. When they have faced anyone of note, it's usually ended in a defeat - including a 1-0 loss at home to Scotland this time last year.

Dutch to continue their progress

Bet 2: Holland @ 13/10 - KO 19:45 GMT

The sexy fixture of the day comes from Amsterdam as Holland take on Germany for the third time in the space of six months, and I'm backing the Dutch to continue their supremacy.

When these two met here last October in the Nations League, Ronald Koeman's men ran out 3-0 winners, and who can forget the reverse fixture in November, where the Dutch scored twice in the last five minutes to get the draw they needed to win the group.

Joachim Löw reacted by basically ending the international careers of some of his more senior players, but it didn't pay off in their opening qualifier as they could only draw 1-1 with Serbia - having to come from behind to earn a point at home.

Holland meanwhile thumped Belarus 4-0, and their only losses under Koeman have come against a resurgent England and World Cup winners, France.

Northern Ireland to make it two from two

Bet 3: Back Northern Ireland @ 8/11 - KO 19:45 GMT

I wasn't overly confident about Northern Ireland's chances against Estonia last Thursday, but they were pretty comfortable in their 2-0 win, and I fancy them to make it six points from a possible six against Belarus this evening.

Michael O'Neil's side hadn't been in great form prior to that victory, and the win was only their second since March 2018. Windsor Park is a tough ground to visit though for the opposition, and the hosts are one of those teams that are greater than the sum of their individual parts.

Belarus were beaten 4-0 in Holland, as mentioned above, and while they had lost just one of their previous 11 prior to that, it's worth taking a closer look at the teams that they were playing.

Georgia, Azerbaijan, Slovenia, Hungary, Finland (lost), San Marino (twice), Moldova (twice) and Luxembourg (twice), are hardly elite level sides, and while Northern Ireland aren't either, they did make it through to the knockout stage of the last Euros, and only narrowly missed out on qualification for the World Cup.

Daily Acca 2018/19 P/L

Wagered: 239pts
Returned: 154.7pts
P/L: -84.3pts

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